I help students deepen their commitment to their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Formally trained in Baptiste Vinyasa Power Flow, I tailor my sequences to the specific needs of my students and help make yoga accessible and fun. I am a professional photographer and world traveler who has been studying yoga for more than 20 years. I bring all of my life experience to my classroom.
I love connecting with students and helping them connect with themselves. I am passionate about bringing more patience, more grace, more poise, more love into the world, and my students and I accomplish that, one breath at a time. We use asanas (physical poses) to experience being in the body, along with breathwork, meditation, self inquiry.
Christina has the ability to instantly make you feel comfortable and welcome. She is thoughtful in her words- each carrying an intention for the practice and class. She has a natural ability to cultivate a safe, fun, and curious environment- offering a shift in perspective, a place for more space, and a further connection to the body. I always leave my time with Christina with a new frame of mind, and renewed connection to my breath to take with me throughout my day.
Christina was so invested in the experience I had! She took the time to explain the history behind the practice, helped me as a beginner believe in myself and accomplish things I didn’t think possible, and her voice guided us the entire time in a soothing but upbeat and encouraging tone.
She is very in tune with your energy & makes adjustments within the flow of your poses.
Christina adjusted her approach to my skill level and never talked over my head. She explains things really well, and helped me practice yoga with body and spirit, which isn't my natural inclination at all!
Prospective students and I start with a phone call to discuss what they are looking for and any questions they may have about my services. If we discover we'd be a good fit for each other, we then look at our schedules and figure out when, where, and how often we'll meet.
I am a Yoga Alliance certified instructor who has completed 200 hours of training in Baptiste Power Flow, and who has been practicing and studying yoga for more than 20 years. I have also taken many additional workshops to deepen my understanding in subjects ranging from subtle body energy, to inversions, to aromatherapy.
Pricing ranges based on level (a private session vs. a group class), location and frequency. If you'd like a quote, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 312.351.2452.
After practicing yoga for 20 years, I signed up for teacher training to deepen my own practice. What I discovered was a powerful way to connect with others -- by helping them deepen their relationship to their own bodies, and create greater intentionality in their lives. I am now committed and motivated to share the gift of yoga with as many others as possible.
I have worked with students of all levels and age types. I teach a class with cats at the Anti-Cruelty Society, which requires adaptability to account for the unexpected, and to cater to students that range from first-time students to experienced yogis. I teach a class to recovering addicts, and another to at-risk high school students. I love that yoga is a universal language that can help us all connect with ourselves.
Just yesterday I had a tightly wound individual walk through my door who was resistant -- declaring he could not do yoga and was not flexible. I began the class with a short meditation, first helping him to relax by connecting to his breath. We then began a gentle vinyasa sequence, increasing the difficulty as we progressed. About 20 minutes into the class, he exclaimed "This feels incredible!" with an infectious excitement that spread to the rest of the class. I love helping students find what's possible in their lives.
I would recommend that students do some self-inquiry to determine what they are looking for in a private yoga session, and then seek out instructors who have that to offer.
Students would benefit from reviewing practical considerations - including whether they would prefer to do the yoga lesson in their own home, or if they are willing to travel to the instructor's studio, how often they would like to have lessons, what style of yoga they might like, and how much they are willing to spend. If the student does not know their preferred style, they may benefit from pairing with an instructor that can guide them through different styles. If there is a specific need or and injury to be considered, this should be stated up front.